This is the single biggest obstacle in getting treatment for Hypothyroidism and Adrenal Fatigue, so I will likely write about it often. Many traditional doctors and Endocrinologists won’t treat Hypothyroidism with natural desiccated thyroid medicine like Naturethroid. And many doctors don’t understand or believe in Adrenal Fatigue. But don’t let this discourage you, just find a good doctor who matches your needs.
Of course the question is “where, and how!?” Doctors who practice Integrative Medicine, like my doctor Dr. B, are a great starting place in your search. They have different approach to treatment and are likely to be more open to different treatment ideas. Especially if your labs fall in the range of “normal” like mine.
To find Integrative Medicine doctors in your area, a simple search online should yield good results. Or try your insurance provider directory under Specialists for Integrative Medicine. Save yourself time and frustration and call the doctor first to make sure they are a good fit. Here are the questions to ask:
• Does the doctor treat Hypothyroidism by symptoms not just by lab work
• If the doctor does go by lab work, does he/she look at the Free T3 lab over TSH?
• Does the doctor prescribe natural desiccated thyroid medicine like Naturthroid?
• Does the doctor treat Adrenal Fatigue?
If they answer “no” to any of these questions move along sister, you’ll just experience heartache and frustration. The doctor who answers “yes” will hopefully be your new best friend.